In your first year as an expat, it’s really exciting when you find out there’s a store that sells Kiwi snacks:
But then you take a look at their prices.
Which means you only buy them in the slumps of homesickness when you’re really desperate.
Wouldn’t it be marvelous if Brits shared the same love for all snacks Kiwi? And if you could only choose to import five snacks, which would it be? Here’s a list of our favourites.
Firstly, a moment of silence for Snifters.
Right, where were we?
Whittaker’s Peanut Slab
This is not good for your travel budget.
Cheezels, Burger Rings and BigUns
Ever found your self halfway through a bag of these back home without quite knowing why? It may be 3 am, or you might be at a kid’s party, or simply got lost in the chip aisle.
Whether it’s the chocolate wrapped chewyness or the childhood nostalgia, the taste of Pineapple Lumps is kiwi-as. The UK imports South African diamonds, so why can’t they show Pineapple Lumps the same love?
This is a treat Maltesers just can’t replicate. Think you can hit the spot with a bag of Smarties? Think again.
Buzz Bars and Chocolate fish
Being constantly denied chocolate and marshmallow heaven just feels like punishment.
Especially because it’s embedded in every Kiwi’s psyche as an expected reward for having done a good job.
While technically not a chip or lolly, L&P is the perfect accompaniment to kiwi snack food. With London’s lemonades and rock shandies fulfilling a different need altogether, wouldn’t we all be a happier bunch if L&P were on Tesco’s shelves?